Company F, 1st Regiment Rhode Island Volunteers
by Charles H. Clarke
Company E, 6th Minnesota Regiment of Volunteer Infantry
by Alfred J. Hill
Two bands of brothers in blue
The American Civil War was fought in the middle of the nineteenth century between a common English speaking people who were often literate to a standard unknown to previous generations. Most of the participants-on both sides-were deeply committed to their respective causes and were fiercely proud of the units in which they served by virtue of their close connections to their own states, counties and towns. Nothing could be more guaranteed to provide posterity-in a time before technological communication-with a plethora of books chronicling the event from every perspective. Histories of Civil War units abound as do personal accounts. The subjects of this book concern the activities of companies of men-the most intimate of military histories. They have been brought together because of their comparatively short lengths and for reasons of good value. Nevertheless, those interested in the conflict from a Union perspective and those especially interested in the doings of the forces from Rhode Island and Minnesota will find much to engage them within these pages. Available in soft cover and hard cover with dust jacket.